Public Policy

We know that innovation is a driver of economic competitiveness and development across the globe but some areas have a significant advantage based on the public policy that governs a particular corner of the world. Enacting thoughtful common-sense regulations that protect the public and the statewide economy without creating barriers that hinder innovation and growth will be an important balance to strike.

Strong public policy that not only encourages innovation but helps it flourish through financial and human resources is critical to allowing a free market of ideas to flow and outside the box thinking to transform from concept to reality. We must work side by side with our policy leaders to ensure Illinois is put in the proper position to achieve success.

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Public Policy Working Group

MIKE PAGANO

Chair
Dean & Professor
College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago

KENNETH KRIZ

Institutional Lead
Professor
Department of Public Administration
University of Illinois at Springfield

REBECCA SANDEFUR

Institutional Lead
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

NICOLE ALLEN

Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AMY ANDO

Professor
Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

JAKE BOWERS

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

JAMIE CHRIQUI

Professor
Division of Health Policy & Administration
University of Illinois at Chicago

JOE HOERETH

Director
Institute for Policy & Civic Engagement
University of Illinois at Chicago

GWEN JORDAN

Associate Professor
Department of Legal Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield

ROBERT LAWLESS

Professor
College of Law
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DAVID RACINE

Executive Director
Center for State Policy & Leadership
University of Illinois at Springfield

P.S. SRIRAJ

Research Associate Professor & Director
Urban Transportation Center
University of Illinois at Chicago